Decorating With Pots: Hanging Displays

Window boxes and hanging baskets are excellent for jazzing up dull or empty spaces. Give them a contrasting look every few months with seasonal plants, such as coral gem and Italian bellflowers.

Excerpted from Simple Steps: Containers for Patios
Wicker Wall Basket Filled with Purple Pansies Containers for Patios ©Dorling Kindersley Limited 2007

Winter Warmer

A small plastic plant pot can easily be slipped into a wicker basket screwed to a wall. This simple winter scheme features pansies (Viola) Alternatively, try using variegated ivy (Hedera) with pink and green ornamental cabbages (Brassica oleracea). Primula, crocus, and dwarf narcissus provide spring color.

Excerpted from Simple Steps: Containers for Patios

©Dorling Kindersley Limited 2007

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